17 days in Houston & Irvine Itinerary

17 days in Houston & Irvine Itinerary

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17 days in Houston & Irvine Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Houston
— 8 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Irvine
— 8 nights
Fly + foot:  8​h 15​min
End: New York City

8
nights
Houston

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Houston: Galveston (1880 Garten Verein, Bishop's Palace, & more), Helen's Garden (in League City) and Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Houston Museum of Natural Science, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Houston Zoo, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Downtown Aquarium.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Houston itinerary planner .

New York City to Houston is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Houston due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in November: high temperatures in Houston hover around 73°F and lows are around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Irvine.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Galveston, Kemah Boardwalk, Helen's Garden, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

8
nights
Irvine

Irvine is a city in Orange County, California, United States. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Irvine: Temecula (Wine Tours & Tastings & Pechanga Casino), San Clemente Pier (in San Clemente) and Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological (in Murrieta). There's much more to do: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, partake in some friendly competition at ClueHoo, take in the waterfront at Hermosa Beach Pier, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manhattan Beach.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Irvine journey planning website .

Fly from Houston to Irvine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Houston to Irvine. In November, daytime highs in Irvine are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Irvine

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Long Beach, Temecula
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wine Tours & Tastings
Heisler Park ©
Heisler Park

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